Tuesday, September 30, 2008

White Sox Photoshop Cards: Paul Phillips

Card #33 - Paul Phillips

Paul is another castoff from the Kansas City Royals. He has been stuck behind A.J. Pierzynski and Toby Hall on the White Sox, so Paul has spent most of the year in the minors. Paul has impressed the Sox enough to get a September callup in the middle of a pennant race.

Phillips has only appeared in four games, mostly for late inning defense, but he is the first in line if an injury happens to either Pierzynski or Hall. He has shown enough promise to stick around.

This was the best picture I could find of Paul Phillips in a White Sox uniform. It's a bonus that the picture is not from a Spring Training game. The other photo I found of Phillips was unusable for this type of a project. It showed him being bowled over, at the plate, with no distinguishing marks.

I'm not that surprised that he is pictured talking to Lance Broadway in a game. They were battery mates in the minors this season.


Johngy said...

Paul Phillips. Love it. Hey, it looks better than a lot of real bb cards.

Johngy said...

While wandering around mentally as I worked today, I thought about this Paul Phillips card you made. Topps did much worse with their 1973 Steve Garvey card. Garvey was hidden behind Wes Parker.

White Sox Cards said...

1973 Topps is pretty famous for those types of photos. There were many cards where the main player was 20 feet behind another player.

Good call! I meant that card to be a tribute to 1973 Topps. Yeah, that's the ticket.

Johngy said...

A good coverup is often better than the real story.

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